and why vaping is now wanted in several parts of malaysia. >> with all the days sport including the latest from the australian open. at this time, a grand slam champion with an emotional goodbye after the last singles match of his career. >> . >> hello, an official inquiry into the death of former kgb agent in london. as concluded that his murder was probably approved by the russian president vladimir putin. 43-year-old was a outspoken critic of putin who fled russia. he died after drinking tea, laced with the rare radio active isotope. at the london hotel. the inquery found that russia's fsb, the successor to the kgb spy agency directed the killing and
putin is likely to have signed off on it. acting on those ordered two russians and tray and demetri carried out the poisoning. the u.k. has summoned the ambassador over moscows refusal to cooperate. the kremlin says the investigation may poison the relationship between the two countries. leaf barker reports. >> the long awaited murder inquiry has led investigators right to the very doors of the kremlin. the damming finding say the russian president himself probably approved of his murder, because of a long personal feud. >> all rise. >> the inquiry chairman also implicated the head of security service, nikolai calling the killing a state sponsored assassination. >> there is a strong problem that when he poisoned him, he did so under the direction of
the fsb, the federal security service of the russian federation. >> the report says these former russian agents andre and demetry coughton poisoned him with radio active 210. that this london hotel. it also says this was their second murder attempt, speaking in russia, he called the allegations nonsenses. >> everything that's being said by the media referring to an open and public hearing is a lie. outrageous lie and i can't find any other word to describe it. >> alexandar's wife and son say they are happy with the findings, they are urging the british government to punish russia with sanctions. >> i am calling immediately for the exclusion from the u.k. of all russian intelligence operated. i am also calling for the imposition of targeted
economy sanctions and bans against named individuals, including mr. putin. >> summoned to the foreign office, the am was door to the u.k., moscow says the findings are baseless. >> we consider the case and the way it was disposed, over london provocation. of the british authorities. >> the british government now says lit freeze the assets of this is suspected of the killing. it was a murder straight out of a cold war spy novel, the former russian agent had defected to the west becoming a british citizen, only to be hunted down and poisons on british oil, apparently by his former colleagues. the new report supports there was personal antagonism dating back to the 1990's. he had made repeated attacks on putin, accusing him of
pedophilia. it has no legal basis alone, although it can influence what decision they make next. a diplomate posting at the british embassy when he was killed and he worked on the investigation. he joins us live right now. thank you for being with us on the news hour, can you tell us what it was like at the time of the death, and what part you do play in that early investigation? >> from the moment the matter palm known and the official evidence came in that we were dealing with a pretty horrible incident, something very serious indeed. so what happened is within the embassy of a small team was brought together to handle the incident, in which
i was a part. the initial task, really, was to facilitate the police whose investigation, and really handle everything that was doing on around the case, at the time. what was the cooperation from moscow like? >> it was -- well, it was not great. i think it became clear to us very quickly, working on the investigation on the case, that the russian authorities were essentially protecting the culprits. it was difficult for the police team to get access to them. there were all sorts of things. it is covered in the report about them pulling severe restrictions on interviews, making it difficult to find them, recordings doing missing, generally they were
pretty uncooperative. and we have the strong impression almost immediately that they were being protected. >> if it was a country other than russia, do you think the u.k. right now would be taking a firmer line in things like sanctions, evictions of diplomates etc.? >> i think if he was starting from a clean slate, then we would be. i think it isn't so much russia, already quite a lot about the actions being taken. and then since russians invasion of ukraine, there's been international sanctions imposed on the country, and a lot of individuals in russia, as well as senior officials and the like. so an actual fact, quite a lot of that sort is thing has already happened. >> and how do you think the
results of this inquiry, how do you think that will effect russia's relationship with the u.k., will there be any impact? honestly, i think relations are already quite bad to start with, and with good reason. i think as a former british diplomate, i would be worried if we had good relations with a regime such as this one. when you have a situation where they have been behind the murder of a british citizen in the capitol of our country, using pretty -- almost unprecedented methods using a highly dangerous poisonous material, which not only led to the poor tracted death, it also injured others who were around the scene. >> i appreciate your time, thank you for joining us, thank you. >> still to come on this news
hour, find out what the u.n. special envoy to syria has been telling al jazeera about the war in h syria. and the subsequent migrant crisis in europe. turkey's work plan to stop syrian refugees costing illegally into europe. and rory mcilroy go head to head, but it is the new name that is stealing the show. well, it's been a bomb attack, police say a car bomb exploded at the vance of the beach cafe. and they have also been reports of heavy gunfire, the number of casualties is not yet known. a few moments ago, i spoke to a smalley spokesman that says they suspect the armed you
al-shabaab is behind this. >> al-shabaab terrorist group, attacked a couple of cheap restaurants. i believe issue, they tried to get in the -- they were stopped by government sources from that area the people. >> we are not certain incidents like this are stand by we are not certain we don't have all the details. what we know so far, they try to get in this restaurant, the restaurants are seafood,
behind. answering questions bun of the limiting factors of the proceedings. -- but that's the local language, so they are not getting to understand fully what is going on until they get snippets and trance laces at the end of each section. nonetheless, people are interested and they want to see him on trial, because they say he really suffered because of his actions. >> geraldine, eight-year-old grandson was shot dead as she ran for her life. that was in may 2004 right here. at the time, it was a crowded camp that displaced people, rebel fighters from. she says a bullet entered one of her cheeks and lue off the other side of her jaw. she has had to eat by sucking through a straw ever since. >> when they killed the people here, and i was one of the victims, i want him to be
given a death sentence. if he ever comes pack he will kill us all. >> just after the surrender in the republic. >> the rebellion started nearly three decades before. it was in response to atrocities committed by government forces. but the rebels turned against the people they claim to represent, forcing them to become fighters, hoarders and sex slaves. the government forces the population into camps thousands dies of disease, heaven the nra attacks. >> ab ducting some people and killing others there's a memorial here for those that dies and the prosecutor ordered the attack.
an hours drive away he met one of them and their children. he couldn't stand trial pause he was ab ducted by the nra on his way home from school. his wife also says she was ab ducted by the nra, age just nine, and then married. >> the two people i want to see are the nra leader because he created the group, and also the president of you dan da, pause he stayed to protect us. my parents and dominic's parents were killed. >> for many in northern uganda, justice has been slow if not absent. >> victims keep asking why. it's been prosecuted and why not the government. >> the court is now due to
decide if this is enough evidence for the trial to go ahead. malcolm web, al jazeera. russian air strikes have killed nine people in syria, three women and two children were among the dead. the group of volunteers tried to pull survivors from the rebel. the heavily populated civilian who already fled the fighting and other parts of the province. >> the situation in syria, isil, and the refugee crisis are among issues dominating at the economic. the envoy is there, and he has told al jazeera the migrant crisis has been a wake up call for everyone. his comments come days before different sides in the conflict are due to meet in geneva, to find a way to end the war. it is the world's economic
forum, the discussion goes far beyond that and a lot of discussion today, about the refugee situation in europe. we are going to focus specifically on the situation in syria, with our guest who is of course the united nations special envoy to syria to pleasure to have you with us. let's start with the humanitarian situation. you can tell us -- what do people tell you if they know you are the man charged with trying to bring about an end to this war? >> please, don't organize another conference, we already had two in syria, and we don't see any impact on our every day life. we want no more bombing. we want a pause of the fighting, we want advantage sin is nation to our children because 50% of them are not vaccinated. we want our children to go to
school, and access to food. we want convoys who are ready to do so. talk about the future of syria and about this. >> and five years into a war, what do you say to them in return? because i have to say after five years they would have heard it all i think? >> exactly. what i can tell them we are now i believe getting to a point where everybody is feeling that there is time for this. many new elements which have been there before all of this can use a monster, called daesh. and three this has global potential, so everybody feels
that we have a meeting it is time to talk about peace. of course it will be uphill, and difficult, there will be more deaths that's why we have to be competent with concrete examples for syrian people, while we are talking some food is coming all the time. vaccinations are coming and less bombs. >> so perhapses in a backward way, has the migrant cries is in europe helped the situation? people in europe see all these people coming to their door and then they find out why. >> there is no doubt, that the my grant crisis has been a wake up call for everyone. in europe, heads of states prime ministers are concerned about it because they have been producing a civilization on their own politics. there is always concern about the humanitarian side, now it is becoming a political issue. military intervention has been a game changer too. an acceleration of one thing,
even by the russians because i am sure they are realizing this is an operation that cannot last too long you can see how many pack ever toes. so let's talk politics then. 26 of january is supposed to be the day the talks will happen. have you done that yet? >> no, i have not done it yet, because this time i had promised to myself and to the secretary general when i do so i need to feel comfort that i won't be another geneva. and there have been hiccups but we have quite a lot prepares one, we have an agenda agrees by everyone. and it is about new government nance, about new institutions and new elections. >> and we have a timetable. >> do you put the humanitarian situation on the table as well as on that agenda? really, rights shouldn't be
something that are debated, the u.n. says that is a person's right, it shouldn't be part of a negotiation. >> no, they should not, but in a reality like this, every war is pro -- i have been here 34 years with you, and in 19 conflicts every time we get close to a real discussion, the humanitarian sometimes gets worst because of the acceleration of military activity. so what we are going to do, and we already started is linking the discussions in the conference with actual political building measures. what does it mean in practice, facts on the ground, that make a difference for the people. they need to feel comfortable that what we are doing is real business this time. >> and we need to feel it too. >> so you haven't set the invitations out yet, but have you settled on who will come in and what form they will come because there is
discussion about who the opposition should be, the russians weren't happy with the make up, have you figured that out? >> i am in the course having confidence and beyond that, with many stakeholders just about that. i have the right, actually, the duty accords to a secretary council, and a secretary general to issue the invitation, i will do that. >> a pleasure, thank you. >> thank you. >> music is obtained by the top mys have revealed that the number of children referred to the deradicallization program is increasing. the national police chief council is given official data that shows more than 400 children age ten and under were referred to the channel scheme over the last four years. just under 400 children age 11 to 15 we already foered to the scheme. that number jumped to more than 1400.
the channel scheme was established after the london bombings in 2005. >> . >> police have clashed with hundreds of protestors during a third day of riots over mass unemployment. demonstrators tries to storm buildings in several towns at least one policeman was killed. the protest began where the young man killed himself after being refused a public sector job. the message taken by the government, were dismissed wanting to see some genuine deep reforms not only quick fixes like saying the government is ready to offer 5,000 job opportunities for the people here. tension is mounting and hundreds of people are converging on the main streets of the city and it seems this antigovernment movement is building up across.
people have said they they took to the streets hoping for a democracy and better life, they are seeing a sense of democratic reforms but the living conditions have not changes this is why they are taking to the streets where they say they will continue the fight until their demands are met. >> an al jazeera news team has gone missing. correspondent and crew members they are calling for the immediate release of our colleagues. >> martyrs in pakistan say they have sufficient leads to identify the gunman that attack add university on wednesday.
we have more. >> if you ask the common in this country where they are safe or not, they will tell you no. and that is because security is always to the politician and the countries leadership. the education institutions wonderful and despite the claims from the government that they have been able to enforce strict security you can see the evidence my own kids when they are going to school, and others looking -- the call bad news from the school. >> by the time the i believe city fusions are not secure, then where do we go for our education. there is no security despite
the government announcing the plan to eliminate terrorists but still no one feels safe. >> it is impossible to be able to give security to the level that it is required. the biggest problem also emanates from the packet, that the taliban pakistan crisis and now finding a signing chaw ware across the boarder. from where they can operate with impunity. and. >> all, they also have local support within this province and across the country. they have credible information, they are able to monitor the phone calls of these attackers. >> the government has released some of it's imprisoned fighters. on wednesday president manual announced a joint request from the government and the
revolutionary armed forces to observe a cease fire. it isn't clear how many have been released but the president said he would pardon 30. imlegally possessing firearms. >> meanwhile the health min industry says the at least 560 are said to be pregnant women. the virus is linked to a condition where babies are born with ab normally small heads and they can suffer brain damage and death, the columbian government is advising women to delay becoming pregnant. report of the 3,800 cases we have already confirmed 224
cases that show typical abnormalities. >> still to come on this news hour. >> outside the court, workers complain that their shoes are getting worn out. from having to make repeated visits to this place to get the officials here to do anything about their cases. >> also ahead, cracking down on slackers, italy's prime minister new ways to within two days.
>> water is a human right! >> flint in a state of emergency. >> this can cause death... all kinds of health effects. >> we're already having trouble, but now what little i have has to completely go towards water. >> only on al jazeera america. jazeera, the armed group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a beach side restaurant. the number of casualties isn't yet known.
the international criminal court to stand trial for crimes against humanity. and a british inquiry to the poisoning of former russian spy turned at, has concluded that vladimir putin probably approved his murder. this is not the first time critics of the kremlin have been targeting. al jazeera has more from moscow. >> that's the headline allegation of sir robert owens inquiry, putin he says probably gave the go ahead. >> russia has poured scorn on the report, of course, it's ministry of foreign affairs also hinted that the u. k.ist, has something to hide. to demonize russia, demonize
the official representatives and the leadership. this specific investigation has not been transparent. >> but russia is no strange tore political killings, a late winters night in 2015, and a body lies still on a bridge in central moscow. a former deputy prime minister, and vocal critic of vladimir putin. a chilling signal his opposition sent by those guiding the authority, he has been shot just meters from the kremlin's walls. in 2009, a lawyer called sergei died after an alleged beating in a russian prison. he had expose add $230 million tax refund fraud, only for the authorities to turn the tables and jail him for the very same crime. >> same year he was killed 2006, journalists was gunned down in her moscow apartment building.
often highlights the human rights abuses there. >> the full list is much longer. journalists lawyers activists opposition leaders, all murders all had in one way or another sided against the political elites. >> russia may be a modern state, but according to some, there are aspects of it's repressive past that it still clings to. >> it tells us that russia governed the company during 70 years of soviet rule. the regime symbolized by ex-kgb, is a continuation of the kremlin rule of the kgb, and one of the instruments is a political murder.
a rather circumstantial and interpretive and yes mrs. a strong body of opinion but everything is very little even indirect evidence of that. >> regardless, criticizing the kremlin can be as dangerous in the twenty-first century as it was in the 20th. on a beach side restaurant in the smalley capitol. al jazeera has covered extensively for us, joining us live now. mohammad what do you know about this attack? yes indeed, what we can say right now is there is a huge car explosion outside the
restaurant and five militiamen, the restaurant which is a very popular restaurant with the residents the smalley special forces known as alpha group, the al-shabaab militia they cannot a the moment the oppression is still going on now it is important to note that the beach is a source of hope for the people and the residents. >>
>> have they claimed responsibility for the attack? >> yes, indeed. al-shabaab has the hallmarks of al-shabaab and known to come to high security areas. that carry out explosions is what they use, usually car bombs and then gain entry, and then shooting everyone. this has happened before as well as ministries and hotels in the capitol. this is part of an attack carried out by insurgence, despeed losing some of it's main, they are confined right now to the ruling areas of somalia. just earlier this week, they killed dozens in other towns
far away from somalia's border with kenya, and attack that really embarrassed only the kenyan air forces which at the moment is looking how to security the forward operation basis. >> thank you for that update. >> we are going to take you to turkey now, where the majority of syrian refugees. the work permits there that should discouraging them, it said from crossing illegally to europe. some are worries that can come at a cost of the turkish work force.
more than 130 of them all ages, some of them very young. most of them go to turkish schools and this is really an example of success for syrian refugees they are doing well, many of them, but it has to be said that the vast majority of syrian refugees in turkey are not getting help, they are basically on their own, making their own way. and they are very reliant on various promises that can come out of these deals which also includes the promises of work permits. five have just been killed
only turks can apply, but that can soon change when syrian refugees get work permits. under the new plans warning the work force can be syrian. the idea is to improve integration such as these casual workers in a fast food cafe. it's been run by rah jamming in north eastern sir is yeah, he was lucky enough to have a sponsor to register the business so he can borrow the money and set himself up. and he says the poverty suffered by the vast majority in the turkey, is appalling. work permits can make others feel like egos. >> i am against the idea of doing to europe, because i am waiting to go back to my own country. if we don't go back to rebid it who will but they are in a better position than most, and this part nearly everyone is syrian, and nearly
everybody is desperate to improve on an extremely basic way of living. they put the figure at around 400,000 doing menial work for around $200 a month. mass less than half the minimum wage. >> whether work permits can -- >> there won't be problems mixing with workers but it is important that syrians claim to have kills and qualifications of the documents otherwise they won't get jobs. they look like everybody, turks and syrians to work, and look after their families. but we are worried about employers who have hire cheap syrian labor rather than the local work force which can mean more turkish workers end
up unemployed. >> this is a city like others where manufacturing industries have strong exports. and many economists are positive about the plan. saying providing there is a firm commitment to bring syrians into the work force it could mean they don't take the journey across the sea. safety reformed promises two years ago after factories collapsed have still not been implemented. thousands of people remain caught up in a bag log of cases being brought to the court as people challenge the dangerous conditions.
at the end of the harrowing two weeks exhausted from a miss carriage, but the garment worker found little sympathy among her bosses instead she said she was fired for taking days off. since then her days have been spent in court. where she is suing her former employers for wrongful termination. saysof a strategy she says to intimidate her. >> that accuse me of kidnapping babies they went to my village and told my parents in an effort to scare me, they accused me, my husband, and brother to get
the officials here to do anything about their case. >> the garment industry has been under international spotlight, more than 1,000 workers were killed in april 2013. when the factory collapsed. activists say the labor court slow process gives them impunity. the onus themselves says the numbers of the court when they are firing workers they say go ahead to us. they know the case will be stuck for years and they know they won't have the energy to keep pursuing the case. we have cases that have been going on for as long as seven years, they are going nowhere. they told us they are under instructions to not talk to the media. employers denied they are behind the cases filed
against her, and say her allegations are part of the plot to ruin her business. mrs. a domestic conspiracy doing on to destroy bangladesh's sector. i can't say for sure if they are involved in it but it is certainly a possibility. >> meanwhile, they serve as a warning to others. to think twice before eventing a battle they might not have the resources to win. al jazeera, bangladesh. >> thousands of protestors have rallied outside the parliament, demanding an election after lawmakers appointed the third prime minister in less than a year. in the hope of ending months of political deadlock. >> italy's prime minister is cracking down on public sector workers in his right
to tackle corruption. under new rules. those found guilty will face immediate dismissal within 48 hours. the highlighted cases are people were going into work, and then leaving to go about their private business. a notoriously sector. where am i going has been unpopular since star wars and it's just a new italian box office record taking $63 million in just three weeks. >> including andy murray doesn't take long to get past his second round opponent.
malaysia health experts and religious leaders shop owner whose sell are worried they will soon be put of of business. >> it is a smoking alternative that is marketed in a healthier way to give up the habit. but e cigarettes are creating a health controversy across malaysia. many are asking whether it's
a safer way to smoke or not, and the long term health implications of inhaling vaporized nicotine. as he opened his vape store five months ago and business is booming. ought of the customers have given up tar based cigarettes and now vape. he is concerned about the future. >> some of them start to sell it below market price. >> it is not taxed like cigarettes and according to customers it lasts longer when the small tanks are refilled with a variety of flavors. >> i will definitely stop smoking and keep on vaping vaping is not safe according to several states across malaysia, who ban the sale of the e cigarette and the
eliquid. some have yet to make their decisions about conducting forums between health officials and the vaping industry to discuss these concerns. this is a closed door session, the media have not been invited it allows all the parties to have a free and frank discussion. the government itself are expected to make their final decisions very soon. others continue to voice their concerns, a group of over 40 have written to the government pushing for a total ban or tougher regulation. >> so you need the scientific knowledge, you need the data, over a period of time, but then that needs to translate to actually convincing policy makers that something needs to be done, and that will take a long time, and that's a process that is evolving and unfortunately there's no fixed time to that. >> one of the vapors across the country, the vaping
industry is worth $125 million, the second largest after the u.s.a., the government says it will decide soon whether to regulate the industry or ex-tongue wish it all together. >> time to chasm up with sport now. >> thank you very much, two time grand slam winner singles career is over. he has been knocked out in the second round. the 34-year-old had decided this would be his last tournament before he retires, the australian is one of 30 titles in his career, but he lost this match 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. a champion is still in the doubles. >> it is strange. obviously so many things going through your head, trying to soak it up as much as possible, out there one last time, and you know it is
unbelievable atmosphere out there, i was getting goose bumps at times. >> world number two andy murray through to round three, and the britt needed less than half an hour to win the first set. and went on to steal the match 4-6, in an hour and a half. >> doing well for -- how well he can serve until the middle of the second set, and then made it tougher there, but the return good and passed and lobbed well, so that's what i needed to do today to fete the win. >> 2014 champion with straight set winners. this took two hours to win
and will meet luca next. >> and the informal player on the women's tour is her way into the third round. the spanish number three seed of belgium. last year's finalist claim add 6-4, 6-2 win. it could be on course to meet two time champion victoria, in the last 16, the russian beat in straight sets. the likes of roy mcilroy have been upstaged by an amateur on the first day of the abu dhabi champion. and the american leads the way, he has a one shot lead over his nearest rival, after firing a 64 in the opening round, world number three recorded the sib under 66 putting him two shots off the
lead, he is in joint third place with brandon and draws the speed who is playing with mcilroy, the world number one shot at 68 it was great, we were walking off the last screen that he wished that we could play this group all the time, and it's very rare to get it so we are soaking it in, it is fun, feeding off each other, we all watch each other, whether we are in tomorrows or not so competitive within the group. >> barcelona has accepted one year prison sentence for tax evasion as part of a plea bargain. the 21-year-old pleaded guilty last year to defrauding the spanish tax authorities out of more than $1.5 million, he has agreed to pay $870,000 in fines the
jame sentenced short of two years are not usually enforced in spain. competitive ocean swimming is a sport almost unique to australia, and january is the peek of the season. but this year, a series of shark attacks along the east coast has had some questionable whether they should get into the water andrew thomas explains. >> it is 6:00 o'clock on a friday morning and sidney's beach is already busy. among those exercises is aseek yell, since coming here from france, he has become a regular ocean swimmer. >> i swim every saturday, all year long, with a group. we fry to have a couple of swims during the week, in australia more than 80% of people live within 50-kilometers of the coast, the ocean, the beach, are
part of the national psyche. between no. and april, over the summer, there are ocean swimming races every weekend, well over 100 in total. competitors wear timing devices and there are commentators to introduce the races. >> today these conditions not easy out there, a high tide and not little rolling wave, the conditions may play a part in the results. >> most are between half a kilometer and three-kilometers long. with syria's athletes and the occasional enthusiasts all throwing themselves in. the courses are marked with bowies patrol boats look for any swimmers in trouble, the best have to duck under the roughest water on the way out, and use waves to their advantage on the way back in. >> first swim of the season, it was good. >> hang on and hang on to your goggles and hope for the
best. >> definitely the wave zone, where all the waves break, until last year, the number was growing this year that has changed. the number in each is down, and there aren't quite as many races as there has been in previous years. >> a fear of these is why, in late 2015, there was a state of shark attacks along the east coast. a swim north of sidney was canceled because of the risk of attack. none of that puts off ron white, he has been swimming since he was a boy, and at 74, he is not going to stop. 100 people swim here every day. >> some people welcome the increasing number of sharks
there is sign of a system in every cleaner water. the sport from me, we will have more later and it is back to felicity. >> now the med of a statute has been returned to cambodia and after more than 130 years. >> the prime minister says the attempt to reignite the head to the torso is symbolic. the main religion for centuries before buddhism. and that's it from me, and the news hour team, do stay with us though, david post her be here with more of the days news in a couple of minutes thank you for watching, bye bye.
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♪ saudi special forces engaged in a gun fight with al-shabab on a beach side restaurant in ouagadougou. ♪ you are watching al jazeera live from london with me david foster and also coming up, in the next 30 minutes a british inquiry finds russia's president probably approved the killing of alexander yanko. a child soldier turned uganda rebel appears before the international criminal court. police officers killed in tunisia and protests over mass